Wednesday, August 3, 2011

August 7th, 2011

Faith Formation Registration will be the weekend of Sept. 10/11 after all Masses! Parents of 1st Grade Students:Classes are required this year to be eligible for 1st Sacraments in the 2nd grade year!

Sr High Day Hike Join us for another spectacular hike! Kamikazi Falls Day Hike (near Mount Si) Wednesday, Aug 24, 8am-2pm The hike is 6 miles total (3 out and 3 back), with an elevation gain of 1350 feet. Forms available in the Faith Formation Office or online (!

Infant Baptism next class dates: August 24th 6-8pm Please contact the Faith formation Office to sign up, as space for classes is limited. Baptisms are held on weekends pre-determined by the Faith Formation & Liturgy Staff members, in conjunction with Father Ed. Families are not permitted to select their own dates.

Help End Abortion
• Are you about to recycle your old iPad? Please consider donating it to the St. Stephen Respect Life Committee; we will use them to display 3D images of babies to mothers at their own stages of pregnancy. For more info or if you can help, please contact Mary at 425-235-4911 or email
• St. Stephen Respect Life Committee invites you to pray with Helpers of God’s Precious Infants ( on the Second Saturday, Aug. 13, starting with 8 AM Mass at the Knights of Columbus Hall (722 E. Union, Seattle) and followed by a peaceful prayer vigil at Planned Parenthood (2001 E. Madison, Seattle). Need a ride? Call Louise at 425-271-7185.

New Roman Missal The way the church prays is the way of faith This truth is both hopeful and a caution. Has our prayer become so familiar and rote that the glory of our God is diminished for us? Do we walk through the Mass as if sleepwalking through a dream without remembering what we said, what happened or where we were? In the presence of community at liturgy we are to experience a communion with God and each other that is unparalleled because Christ is present in the Eucharist and in each of us. How do we enter into this profound encounter? With full, active and conscious participation. The New Roman Missal is intended to move us forward to an even richer experience of worship. Find out more on Saturday, September 24 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM when Fr. Kevin Duggan will be at St. Stephen’s to take us through the process and give a firm foundation for understanding so the liturgy will take on new depth for us. There is no cost for this presentation and sign-ups will begin in September.

Grief Ministry If you are grieving the death of a loved one, come find strength and compassion with the St. Stephen’s Grief Support Group on Sunday, August 21 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM in the Chapel. Our topic will be: Guilt- "If only….". Contact Sharon Rasmussen at 425-228-1437 for more info. He will wipe every tear from their eyes… for the old order has passed away. - Rev 21:4

Mothers & Children Play Join our next Parish Playdate on Wednesday, August 10 at Gary Grant Park/Soos Creek Trailhead (SE 208th and 137th Ave SE, Kent), starting at 11:00 AM. Bring your kids, your lunch, and your friends! Sponsored by the St. Stephen Mom's Group. Questions? Contact us at

Honduras Mission The St. Stephen Honduras Mission team still has openings for our February 2012 trip to Honduras. If you are interested or would like more information about our trip, please contact Patrick Flanigan at 206-718-3607 or Debbie Dullenty at 206-755-6628.

Bible Study
Join us for The Bible Timeline Series: The Story of Salvation This is a fascinating 24-part Bible study with Jeff Cavins on DVD. Learn how the key people, places, and events in the Bible fit together to reveal God’s Plan for humanity. For more info, contact Mary Ann Cullivan at or 425-413-4994. Registration after all Masses on Aug 20/21 and Aug 27/28.

Parish Outreach

Terrific Tuesday Meals are back at St. Stephen's. If you haven't joined us, please come. For more information, contact Celeste

If you are a parishioner in need school supplies: Please contact Irene Davies at 253-856-7649 or

Job Seekers: St. Stephen’s is launching our own job bank and networking program. For more info, contact Darlene at 253-631-1940, x119 or

Great News!
A Hoveround (riding chair) and electric hospital bed have been donated to St. Stephens and are available for use. If interested in borrowing, contact Darlene at 253-631-1940, x119 or

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